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HANAU

State : Hessen
District : Main-Kinzig Kreis (until 1974 a free urban district (Kreisfreie Stadt))
Additions : 1907 Kesselstadt; 1972 Mittelbuchen; 1974 Großauheim, Klein-Auheim, Steinheim am Main (1938 Gross-Steinheim, Klein-Steinheim), Wolfgang

Wappen von Hanau

Official blazon

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Origin/meaning

The arms are based on the oldest seal of the city. Hanau was granted city rights in 1303 and the oldest seal is known since 1354. It shows the lion and chevrons of the Lords of Hanau-Dorfelden.

The arms were slightly changed during the centuries and in 1538 the small crosses were added.

The present arms were granted in 1905 and at the time included a swan as crest. Currently the city uses again the crest, which is not officially granted.

Wappen von Hanau

The arms in an 1884 book
Seal of Hanau

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Hanau

The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (1900)
Wappen von Hanau

The arms as used by the city (2019)
Wappen von Hanau

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Hanau

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Hanau

The arms on a matchbox label +/- 1960

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.